On the 26th of August 2019, Desmond Harris, a lifelong member of Waves Fitness and Aquatic Centre arrived for his usual swim. Shortly after Desmond began swimming laps down the pool, the eagle-eyed lifeguard’s Daniel Janvin, Bradley Stockwell and Scott Williams noticed that he had stopped moving.
The lifeguards tried to get a response from Desmond who had suffered an epileptic fit, but they immediately discovered that he had become unconscious. Acting quickly, they performed lifesaving cardiopulmonary resuscitation on Desmond. The quick thinking and courageous actions of Daniel, Bradley and Scott resulted in Desmond regaining consciousness.
Waves Fitness and Aquatic Centre Manager Jake Miller is extremely proud of his team. “This recognition is very well deserved. Daniel, Bradley and Scott performed very professionally in one of the most important and very frightening situations. These lifeguards know they have saved and extended an individual’s life and have ensured his family and friends get to see him live another day due to their quick thinking and training.”
Daniel Janvin, Bradley Stockwell and Scott Williams have been recognised with the Cardiac Arrest Rescuer Award by NSW Ambulance with a presentation ceremony to be conducted in the near future.